5-20-15

What Broadway does that tours should do, and a “Will it Recoup?” update!

When a Broadway show recoups its capitalization, the Producer and the Press Agent scream it from the hills like they were Mel Gibson in Braveheart going into battle.  “Recooooooooouuuuuupppppment!!!!” And they should. Recouping a Broadway show ain’t easy, so everyone involved (including the artists and actors, btw) should be so proud of what they’ve done.  (And besides, …

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5-15-15

The problem with today’s out-of-town tryout and why they can kill a show.

After a very well received workshop, and after Side Show posted a premature closing notice, Something Rotten! pulled out of their out-of-town tryout to come straight in to Broadway. How’d it work out for ‘em? Well, Rotten is one of the four Tony nominees in the closely-contested Best Musical race (and I heard many at this week’s Broadway League Spring …

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5-13-15

To blow the whistle or not blow the whistle? “Rebecca” begs an answer.

Well, it had been a whole six months since the ill-fated Rebecca had been in the news, so you knew something had to pop up pretty soon. And pop up it did in a big way yesterday, as reported by Jeremy Gerard at Deadline. In case you’re new to Broadway buzz, a quick recap.  Rebecca was …

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